The focus for the next 12 months will be on:
Dealing with the EG inquest and monitoring closely the EG Serious Case Review action
plan and monitoring joint review outcomes
Involvement in Tri-Borough consultations
The Munro Review and the implications for Safeguarding in Westminster
Reviewing Health and Social Care Interface
Strengthening Families Framework
Ensuring each sub-group has a detailed work plan
A. OBJECTIVE: Dealing with the EG inquest and SCR.
ACTIONS: The Board will agree policy on disclosure of the SCR.
The Board will coordinate agencies response including publicity and media handling
The Board will receive quarterly reports on progress from the Chair of the Quality
OUTCOME: Genuine Lessons learnt and continued improved change in
practice/procedures as a result of identified areas for improvement.
TIMESCALE: OCTOBER 2011
LEAD OFFICER: TERRY BAMFORD/JO BEVAN-TAYLOR
B. OBJECTIVE: Maintaining quality assurance processes
ACTIONS: undertake joint case review with Adult safeguarding Board:
Review statistical reruns; conduct audits as necessary (from SCR/Joint Review/areas of
Receive Health agencies assurance statements to CQC outcomes
OUTCOME: Effectiveness of working maintained in time of transition
TIMESCALE: Rolling – April 2012
LEAD OFFICER: NICKY BROWNJOHN (as Chair of QA)
C. OBJECTIVE: Moving to a Tri-Borough LSCB
ACTIONS: full report on developments to each LSCB; Sign off of final structure.
OUTCOME: LSCB satisfied on smooth transition to single Board
TIMESCALE: April 2012
LEAD OFFICER: KATE SINGLETON, Head of Commissioning for Specialist Services and
D. OBJECTIVE: Reviewing the final Munro review report and the implications for
safeguarding in Westminster
ACTIONS: Receive reports on Westminster ‘journey’ authority work during and on
completion of pilot; Review Munro Report at July LSCB
OUTCOME: Any necessary changes planned in accordance with Govt response to Munro
TIMESCALE: December 2011
LEAD OFFICER: JO BEVAN-TAYLOR
E. OBJECTIVE: Reviewing Health and Social Care Interface
ACTIONS: Receive the results of the multi-agency audit into unborn children; agencies
update on improvements or problems in joint working.
OUTCOME: The LSCB be assured that there is improved working and communication
between Health and Social Care especially around attendance at child protection
LEAD OFFICER: NICKY BROWNJOHN (QA GROUP)
F. OBJECTIVE: Reviewing the Strengthening Families Framework and remodelling of Child
Protection in Westminster
ACTIONS: To receive regular progress on the initiatives including assurances as to
whether actions have been completed, to require reporting on specific outcomes for
children and families involved.
OUTCOME: That the LSCB are assured that the introduction of the framework and
remodelling have made a significant different to families and children and that
children’s social work practice has improved within teams.
TIMESCALE: September 2011
LEAD OFFICER: James Thomas
G. OBJECTIVE To Maintain sub-group structure
ACTIONS: require each sub-group to individually map their work for the forthcoming 12
months and report on progress to the LSCB.
OUTCOME: Each sub-group takes ownership of its work programme and completes
actions as necessary including specific project work and themes and appropriate
commissioning of training.
TIMESCALE: APRIL 2012
LEAD OFFICER: Chairs of Sub-groups